Luminosity beat eUnited; to DreamHack Atlanta semi-finals
Luminosity took on eUnited after defeating Envy in the Group A elimination match, and it all started with the Brazilians winning a CT pistol on their map pick, Inferno. Despite losing the fourth round, Gustavo "yel" Knittel's men constantly kept their opponents at bay to eventually go up 7-1.
With Kaleb "moose" Jayne and Michael "dapr" Gulino stepping up to the plate with a 1v2 clutch and a triple-kill, respectively, eUnited were able to get back on the board with a pair of rounds. Henrique "HEN1" Teles and co. lost just two more until half-time, however, with the Brazilian AWPer paving the way for a 10-5 lead with 19 kills.
Even though the second half kicked off with eUnited stringing two rounds together fairly easy, the North Americans saw Luminosity take a stance as Terrorists and could not stop them from hitting map-point. Pujan "FNS" Mehta's troops still found a lifeline by winning the next two rounds, but Luminosity remained calm and collected to take the lead in the series with a 16-9 victory.
eUnited started well on their map pick, Mirage, winning three rounds in a row without much effort while playing on the CT side. Nevertheless, Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato responded with a 1v2 clutch, and Luminosity quickly turned the score around in their favour, 4-3.
The North Americans still restored parity after trading rounds back-to-back with the Brazilians, but then Luminosity strung three rounds together to bag a 9-6 lead before switching sides.
Just like on Inferno, eUnited won the first two rounds of the second half, but they were helpless to find a way to stop Luminosity, who went on to finish things off at 16-9 to advance to the tournament's semi-finals, where they will battle it out against Ghost.
|eUnited||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr||34 - 35||-1||78.6||1.04|
|Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose||33 - 31||+2||69.6||1.00|
|Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe||29 - 41||-12||74.2||0.81|
|Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks||23 - 41||-18||54.1||0.66|
|Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS||18 - 35||-17||40.5||0.59|